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A Semi-Automated Building Outline Tool (SABOT)
Author(s): Scott Simmons; Mike Thompson; Deborah Lamb; Troy McKay; Herb Hirsch
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Paper Abstract

Many Image Analysts (IAs) need to represent buildings of interest in imagery in a vector (feature) format, which is called “collecting” the buildings. Collecting is typically done by manually digitizing multiple points around building borders to form outlining polygons, and this can be a time-consuming and fatiguing endeavor. SABOT is a means to “click” once within a building’s image footprint, and automatically obtain the outline. We first describe the amount of imagery where buildings need to be collected, and the need to improve efficiency. Then we review technical challenges and how we addressed them. Next we present results from the current SABOT version. Finally we summarize improvements we anticipate to enhance and optimize SABOT’s performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8747, Geospatial InfoFusion III, 87470O (23 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016677
Show Author Affiliations
Scott Simmons, CACI International, Inc. (United States)
Mike Thompson, CACI International, Inc. (United States)
Deborah Lamb, CACI International, Inc. (United States)
Troy McKay, CACI International, Inc. (United States)
Herb Hirsch, Hirsch Engineering and Communications, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8747:
Geospatial InfoFusion III
Matthew F. Pellechia; Richard J. Sorensen; Kannappan Palaniappan, Editor(s)

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